2011 ALCS: 5 Reasons Texas Rangers Are Rooting for New York Yankees

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2011 ALCS: 5 Reasons Texas Rangers Are Rooting for New York Yankees
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Sometimes Cinderella can’t find that other slipper.  In fact, most of the time she can’t.

The Tampa Bay Rays played the role of Cinderella leading up to the postseason with their fairy tale comeback to overtake the Boston Red Sox and win the American League Wild Card.

The postseason told a different story.  The Rangers played the role of the evil stepmother that wouldn’t let Cinderella attend the ball.

Instead, with their 4-3 win over the Rays on Tuesday afternoon, the Rangers will be the ones advancing to the ALCS to face either the New York Yankees or Detroit Tigers.

The Texas Rangers won a franchise record 96 games during the regular season.  They’ve won three games in the postseason, and now they are four wins away from reaching the World Series for the second consecutive year.

Here are five reasons why the Yankees success is the key to the Rangers getting those next four wins.

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